By BISmiL4hOmalleysofnyack. Kitchen Furniture. At Monday, November 11th 2019, 15:47:06 PM.
Kitchen islands work best in larger L, U or G shape kitchens. If the kitchen is too small, the kitchen island will become an obstruction and hinder easy movement. The best custom kitchen islands for small to midsize kitchens are a portable butcher block or kitchen cart for food prep or extra storage.
You can outfit your kitchen island design with storage drawers and cabinets for kitchen utensils and a myriad of other things in order to maximize the space used up by kitchen island after it is constructed. If the fancy strikes you, you can even opt for a mobile kitchen island design which you can roll out to the patio for those times when your family wants to enjoy a barbecue at the backyard! Or you can have a mobile and fixed kitchen island if you desire.
According to the National Association of Home Builders, kitchen islands are one of the most popular kitchen design features among today is consumers. The NAHB also reports that buyers of new homes have also indicated a desire for kitchen islands as well. Actually some 80% of homebuyers consider a kitchen island to be an absolute must.
Materials Now that you have decided to build a kitchen island, materials are something to consider. There are many materials available to build your island with such as wood and stainless steel as well as a wide variety of countertop options like quartz or granite that will give your kitchen island an original design. Your materials should be selected to match the rest of your kitchen. A kitchen island should complement the space without overwhelming it or sticking out. Wood can give a kitchen a rustic, chic feel while natural stones like granite and quartz offer your new surface durability and timeless elegance. Stainless steel is a great surface to use for cooking and creating edible masterpieces and marble could be another alternative to a traditional design, depending on your budget.
Should your kitchen island be post legs open design, or cabinet style? Both of these styles can help to complement any kitchen. When choosing either style, make sure to consider the form and function of your island. For instance, if you are using the island for more than a table, then the cabinet style island would be a wise option. However, if you want the island to be an area strictly to eat and chat then consider one with post legs.
If you have decided that your kitchen deserves a kitchen island, there are many ways to make the design unique and creative as well. Here are five tips for you to consider when designing.